Industrial Engineers have a “big-picture” perspective and bring people, resources, equipment, and technologies together to improve systems and processes. Industrial Engineers work to reduce costs, increase efficiency/productivity, assure quality, and satisfy customer expectations. They are trained in identifying and solving a wide variety of problems using their broad-based skills. As companies across all industries are increasingly striving to control costs and maximize efficiencies, the versatile skill set of Industrial Engineers opens doors for numerous career opportunities in virtually every sector of the economy. Recent occupational outlook surveys show strong and growing demand for Industrial Engineers.
The curriculum at Penn State Behrend provides students with strong technical expertise and problem-solving skills that will allow the graduates to function successfully in a wide variety of professional settings. During the program, students will also have the opportunity to choose electives in manufacturing systems engineering, engineering service systems, or engineering information systems. IE’s may be interested in certificates or minors available from Penn state Behrend’s collaborative business/engineering environment such as the operations and supply chain management minor.
Why earn your Industrial Engineering degree at Penn State Behrend?